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Allen steals the show at Labour Party conference

We’ve had a busy week (and weekend) at the Labour Party Conference. Action for Children staff have been meeting politicians and attending events. Most importantly, we talked to everyone about how we can achieve our big ambition.

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Young service users visit the Scottish Parliament

Posted by Kay Steven /

Wednesday 30 July 2014 / Participation
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There are only 50 days to go until Scotland votes on independence and for the first time the voting age has been extended to include 16 and 17 year olds. So we took a group of service users along to the Scottish Parliament to find out more about how Parliament works.

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Our birthday present for practitioners: our new Keeping myself safe resource

As we celebrate our 145th birthday, we have launched a new toolkit for practitioners working with young people in residential care. ‘Keeping Myself Safe’ looks at the skills needed to develop effective relationships with young people which will enable them to build resilience and manage risk in their lives.

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Chance to Stay – the highs and the lows, and funny bits in between

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 27 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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The young people who led Chance to Stay – Cyfle I Aros have been talking about their memories of the campaign: the highs and the lows and the laughs.

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Success! Together we have changed the law in Wales so that young people in foster care have the Chance to Stay

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 19 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care, Participation
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“A big thank you to everyone who took part in such an amazing campaign. We should all be proud.....WEVE DONE IT!" That’s the message one of our young campaigners sent last night, after Assembly Members in Wales voted unanimously to strengthen the law to give young people in foster care the chance to stay until they are 21.

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You made Assembly Members say this

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 06 February 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care, Participation

This Tuesday, Assembly Members finally had the opportunity to give fostered young people in Wales a chance to stay. It was the first debate on what the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill should say and supporters like you got a mention.

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Campaign training - always better with cake

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Monday 20 January 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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This Saturday young people who are members of our Chance to Stay – Cyfle i Aros campaign came together in Swansea for a day of campaign planning and training. There was cake, campaigning and even a Commissioner.

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Our #takeoverday at Action for Children

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Friday 29 November 2013 / Participation
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As part of the Children’s Commissioner Takeover Day, young people from our services have been taking over our offices.

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